The contemporary conflation of LGBT rights with broader democratic progress allows LGBT-friendly states to claim a place at the top table of international politics. But this may obscure other, less progressive and democratic activities.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with writer Tom Miller about life in Cuba since Fidel Castro handed over power to his brother, Raul, 19 months ago; Miller is the author of "Trading with the Enemy: A Yankee Travels through Castro's Cuba."
Anchor Lisa Mullins profiles Cuban songwriter, Gonzalo Ascencio. Known mostly by his nickname Tio Tom, he wrote hundreds of rumbas, but got little credit. Now 17 after his death, a new CD pays tribute to the man some call the "Irving Berlin of rumba."
The Cuban security service claims there have been more than 600 attempts on the life of Fidel Castro, and a British documentary chronicled some of the attempts, as Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Dollan Cannell,
Maria de los Angeles Torres about Fidel Castro's announcement this week that he's stepping down as president of Cuba; Torres was one of thousands of Cuban children sent to the United States by their parents between 1960 and 1962
The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Guerrero. The Mexican government wants to build a hydro-electric dam near the popular tourist resort of Acapulco and local residents aren't happy about it. The World's Lorne Matalon reports.
Anchor Lisa Mullins looks back at the time when Jackie Robinson first traveled to spring training with the Brooklyn Dodgers: the year was 1947 -- and, for fear of racial trouble, the Dodgers decided to hold their training in Cuba instead of Florida.
For our Geo Quiz today we asked you to name the countries in the world with 4 letters. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with author David Jenkin about his travels in Oman, Togo, Peru, Mali, Laos, Chad, Cuba, Fiji, Iran, and Iraq. Jenkins wrote the book, "The Four Letter Countries: The Zany Adventures of the Alphabet Traveller."